Villa Ricci Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... The tricky spots include only written signs saying you have to give way to cars pulling out of narrow side streets with totally zero sight distance. The three weeks seems much longer because we have done so much in that time, seeing so many wonderfully different things, and finishing with a very emotional family wedding, and I'm sure that in a few weeks only those aspects will remain, forgetting the intense heat, Jane's broken toe on ...
An easy lazy day getting ready for the late afternoon wedding. Drove into town for Jane to get coiffured and by then it was lunchtime so wandered around the corner and saw an impressive looking, busy restaurant called Bistrot with a Michelin sticker on the outside and filled with Japanese. One of our best lunches, and Jane's crispy seafood and vegetables was a standout. Huge wine list but we kept costs within reason by having the house wines that were nevertheless superb. Very hot and ...
... we can say is WOW!!! To say that the castle was breathtaking is an understatement. It has panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside, including the vines that produce the Castle's amazing Chianti Classico wine. Yes it's a castle, an actual castle - like from the 13th century - like played a real part in a real war kind of castle. How cool! And yes we did feel a bit king and queenish as we opened the 10 foot wooden doors to our new home. The castle was ...
... including St. Catherine's head and thumb both of which are on display. She died in 1380 at the age of 33 We continued walking towards Piazza del Campo and stood stunned as we took in our first view. This huge open paved area is used for horse racing twice yearly and slopes down towards the Palazzo Pubblico in a shell shaped piazza. The surrounding buildings are amazing with cafés and restaurants surrounding the upper area under cover of awnings. The tower in ...
... stop, we then pressed on to Montefioralle. A small hamlet in the Tuscan hills with historic fortress like walls still standing since 900AD. I was surprised with how quiet it all was. Actually our whole Tuscan experience today is as if we are one of three or four families travelling through the area. Makes driving the narrow streets easier and no crowds wherever we stop.
In Montefioralle being 3pm we were looking for lunch. ...